" Nuclear power still doesn’t make much sense
Whenever I write about the plummeting costs and growing capabilities of wind power, solar power and batteries, I’m usually met with a barrage
" A new Cold War could slow the advance of science
One of the many unfortunate consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the collateral damage to international scientific cooperation.
" Why we don’t have a carbon tax
Three-and-a-half years ago, an open letter that more than 3600 economists eventually signed declared that “climate change is a serious problem calling for
" American literature loses out to consolidation
Penguin Random House, the largest English-language trade book publisher in the world, has made an offer to acquire Simon & Schuster, another large
" Elite universities are out of touch. Blame the campus
Looking out the window of a plane flying over Boulder, Colorado, recently, I was reminded how much American universities stick out from their
" Can we resist the age of the algorithm?
I have few stronger opinions about movie characters than my view that Miranda Priestly, the demanding fashion magazine boss in “The Devil Wears
" There’s more than one way to ban a book
In the 1950s, Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” was banned in France, Britain and Argentina, but not in the United States, where its publisher, Walter
" Inflation has unmasked the depths of our affordability crisis
June’s just-released inflation data is startling. At 9.1 per cent, it’s the highest year-on-year rate we’ve seen since 1981.